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Jon Fleming, Kent State mens basketball director of player development, poses for a portrait in the M.A.C. Center on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Walk-on to coach: How Jon Fleming moved from one seat on the bench to another

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 26, 2020

In May 2013, Jon Fleming lay in bed in Fishers, Indiana, wondering if his dreams to play college basketball were exhausted. He had set records for assists in a game and a season at Fishers High School,...

Students enjoy the many lunch options at Prentice Café during lunch time. 

Kent State marketing class collaborates on dining project

Students in Kent State’s customer analysis class are putting their education into action by working on a project with Pepsi on how to get commuters to eat at campus dining facilities.Taught by assistant...

Kent player, Jimmy Hall, dribbles around a Buffalo player during a game on Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. Kent State lost the game 71-65.

Basketball season ends with overtime loss

Stephen Means II March 28, 2015

With 24 seconds left in the game, Kent State held a 73-70 lead over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (22-14, 13-5 Big Sky Conference).Then, senior guard Devareaux Manley — who had a game-high 25 points...

Junior forward Khaliq Spicer dunks the ball during the first half of the MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Men’s basketball takes down Middle Tennessee in first round of CIT

Stephen Means II March 18, 2015

Kent State (22-11, 12-6 Mid-American Conference) pulled out a 68-56 win in the first round of the College Insider Tournament over Middle Tennessee (19-17, 9-9 Conference USA).Redshirt sophomore forward...

Kent State sophomore forward Marquiez Lawrence and senior guard Devareaux Manley carry senior guard Kris Brewer around the M.A.C. Center on their shoulders after he scored the game-winning layup with one second remaining against rival University of Akron, 79-77. With the win, Kent State guaranteed itself the No. 3 seed in the MAC Tournament and a share of the regular season title as MAC East Division champions.

Manley, Brewer, Jackson tell fans, league to ‘call my phone’

Richard Mulhall March 11, 2015

Whenever the senior trio of Devareaux Manley, Derek Jackson and Kris Brewer are draining threes and dropping dimes, the only thing left to do is pick up the phone, bring it to their ear and “call my...

Three Kent State Players Join the 2015 All-MAC Teams

Megan McEldowney March 10, 2015

It was a memorable week for three players on the Kent State Men’s Basketball Team. The Mid-American Conference announced Monday that sophomore Jimmy Hall, and seniors Devareaux Manley and Kris Brewer...

Brewer hits game-winning buzzer-beater to take down Akron

Stephen Means II March 7, 2015

Whenever Kent State (21-10, 12-6 Mid-American Conference) and Akron (18-13, 9-9 MAC) are mentioned in the same sentence, the words “rivalry game” usually follow when talking about sports.Friday night,...

Redshirt senior Derek Jackson takes a second to recover as the Miami RedHawks get ready for another play Saturday, Feb. 7. The Flashes went on to win against Miami in the final 30 seconds of the game, 61-60.

A different drive to win

Richie Mulhall February 18, 2015

Around this time last year, the Kent State men’s basketball team was struggling to keep its head above water.After roaring out of the gates to a sizzling 9-2 start, the Flashes went cold through the...

Sophomore forward Marquiez Lawrence goes for the net during a game against Toledo in the M.A.C. Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The Flashes beat the Rockets, 67-60.

Seniors lead the way in Kent State’s win over Toledo

Stephen Means II January 21, 2015

Box ScoreIn a game that went back and forth all night, the Flashes (13-5, 4-1 MAC) beat the Toledo Rockets, 67-60, on Wednesday night.Senior guards Devareaux Manley and Kris Brewer and redshirt senior...

Freshman forward Raasean Davis tries to grab the rebound from University of Illinois at Chicagos Jake Wiegand during a game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The Flashes won, 78-60.

Men’s basketball heads to Georgia, looks to end two game skid

Ray Strickland December 4, 2014

Kent State men’s basketball team will look to snap its two-game losing streak Saturday, matching up against Kennesaw State in Kennesaw, Georgia.The Flashes won their first four games of the season to...

Senior Guard Kris Brewer dribbles the ball against Southern Illinois University in the M.A.C. Center on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Flashes won, 74-51.

Flashes dismantle SIU in impressive wire-to-wire win

Richie Mulhall November 22, 2014

Box ScoreIt was just one of those night for the Kent State basketball team.Not the kind of night the Flashes had against Malone University on Tuesday, in which the team was forced to fight from behind...

Men’s basketball victorious in season opener

Richie Mulhall November 16, 2014

Box ScoreThe Kent State men’s basketball team’s goal heading into the 2014-2015 season was to establish a sturdier inside presence in order to score more points in the paint.That’s one of the reasons...

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